re·​align | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio) \
realigned; realigning; realigns

Definition of realign

transitive verb

: to align again especially : to reorganize or make new groupings of

Other Words from realign

realignment \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈlīn-​mənt How to pronounce realign (audio) \ noun

Examples of realign in a Sentence

We had to realign the text to fit it on the page. The car's wheels were realigned.
Recent Examples on the Web One such lens that enables leaders to conduct situational analysis and realign elements of the system to achieve growth during periods of disruption is put forth by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. Christopher Washington, Forbes, 2 June 2022 The commission was formed in March to realign the ward boundaries, as required based on data from the 2020 U.S. Census. cleveland, 2 May 2022 The city recently approved studies to realign one mile of Carlsbad Boulevard by moving a piece of it east to avoid erosion and sea-level rise. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2022 The whole premise of Waltz is built on leveraging the pieces of industry that already exist to realign things a little more transparently in the interest of consumers. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 In 2021, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime. Paul Grein, Billboard, 5 May 2022 Addressing such gaps, CIA Director William Burns declared his commitment to realign the agency from counterterrorism to traditional intelligence collection against strategic adversaries. Douglas London, CNN, 4 Mar. 2022 The recent restorations — close to $7 million on the chapel alone — sought to fortify the fortlike structure and realign the chapel’s design to the original intent of the artist and architect. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 The birders have known about the plans to realign the roads and rebuild the ranger station for several years but went into panic mode this past weekend after Renfrow visited the site and saw trees there had been marked with blue paint. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of realign

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Realign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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transitive verb
re·​align | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio) \

Legal Definition of realign

: to make new divisions or groupings of especially : to regroup (one or more litigants) to reflect the true arrangement of interests in a suit

Note: After examining the ultimate interests of the parties involved in a suit, the court might choose to realign the plaintiffs and defendants so that, for example, one of the defendants becomes a plaintiff.

Other Words from realign

realignment noun

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